About this Event
Join Energy Systems Catapult, the Fuel Poverty Evidence project, and the Fuel Poverty Research Network, in collaboration with RMIT University, to explore how the diverse health and wellbeing impacts of home energy interventions may be captured and translated into practice and policy. With a specific focus on the multiple impacts of fuel poverty, this is an opportunity to exchange knowledge and network with likeminded people working in a range of sectors.
Home energy interventions include building modifications such as thermal retrofits and energy behaviour campaigns, involving a multitude of actors in decision making, implementation and evaluation. Effects of such interventions may manifest in people’s social lives, in their financial resilience, and critically in their physical and mental health. Measuring such diverse health and wellbeing impacts is important to progress policy and practice, and there is much to gain by sharing knowledge and expertise on measuring and assessing such outcomes.
The event will bring together evidence-makers and practitioners working on fuel poverty from a range of organisations and sectors, to explore the challenges of capturing multiple health impacts of energy interventions, share innovative ways in which this is being done and promote future collaboration and exchange. We welcome people working in a range of countries and settings. We aim for you to leave the day having shared your work with others, with a clear idea of the innovative work going on in this space, and with some inspiration for future innovations.
Participants will tackle three questions:
- Where do we have limited understanding and evidence? What do we need new evidence about?
- How do we best create or produce that evidence?
- How do we translate that evidence into policy and practice?
We have invited some participants to briefly present their innovative and inspiring work on the day, but the event will focus on discussion, sharing of knowledge and experience, and giving all attendees the opportunity to contribute.
We are aiming to produce a summary of the discussions that provides a starting response to each of the 3 questions above.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom